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Cellist is finalist in national concerto competition

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMONDSoutheastern Louisiana University cellist Feliks Volozhanin was one of seven student musicians selected to compete in the final round of the third annual Bay State Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra of Boston.

     The competition was held March 8-9 in Hingham, Mass. Pianist Jou-Won Lee, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and a doctoral candidate at Boston University, was the winner of the competition.

     “It was a great honor for me to represent Southeastern in the finals of a national competition amidst a pool of highly qualified contestants from major music institutions in the nation,” Volozhanin said.

     Volozhanin, who is from Chelyabinsk in Russia, also said he appreciated the comments of competition judges, including world-renowned cellist Leslie Parnas, Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Artistic Administrator Anthony Fogg and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro Jin Kim.

     “Their positive praises of my ‘vibrant musical energy,’ ‘musicality’ and ability to ‘sense the rhapsodic, passionate nature of the piece’ will motivate me to work harder so that I can develop to my fullest potential,” he said.

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